[Coral-List] research assistant position

Paul Barber pbarber at bu.edu
Mon Sep 29 11:53:58 EDT 2003

Dear Colleagues,

I anticipate an opening for a research assistant to work in an 
evolutionary genetics laboratory. Below is a tentative description of 
this position. Please pass this announcement to any that may be 
interested.  Full details will be available upon formal approval of 
the position.


Paul Barber

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Barber
Location:  Boston University Marine Program, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

A Research Assistant position is available in a laboratory that uses 
molecular genetic techniques to investigate evolutionary process in 
marine environments. Duties will primarily consist of routine 
molecular genetic techniques (including, but not limited to, DNA 
extraction, PCR, Cloning, and DNA sequencing) and data analysis (e.g. 
sequence alignment, phylogenetic and population genetic analysis). 
Some general lab maintenance (e.g. ordering, collection management) 
and library research will also be expected.

Preference will be given to candidates who have previous molecular 
genetic experience and who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing 
scientific research. Further preference will be given to candidates 
who are interested in becoming intellectually as well as technically 
involved in the research

Minimum skills
Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, 
Organismal Biology or related field. Basic computer skills including 
word processing (Microsoft Word) spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), and 
graphics (Photoshop and Illustrator). Knowledge of phylogenetic 
software a plus. Ability to work independently on assigned tasks, 
work on multiple assignments with overlapping timelines, and meet 
schedules and timelines.
Knowledge of basic research methods.

Contact: Please a letter explaining how this position fits into your 
professional goals, a Cirriculum Vitae, and names and addresses of 
three references.

Applicants can contact Paul Barber at: pbarber at bu.edu. Further 
information on the laboratory and it's activities can be found at: 
Dr. Paul H. Barber
Boston University
Boston University Marine Program
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA  02543
(508)289-7685 phone
(508)289-7950 FAX
pbarber at bu.edu

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